1230 Peachtree Street, N.E
Atlanta, GA 30309
Cornell Law School (J.D., 1988) Florida State University (M.F.A) Grinnell College (B.A. with Honors)
HONORS & RECOGNITION
Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year -Environmental Law" (2019) Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year - Environmental Litigation -Atlanta" (2017) Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-Present)
Doug is one of the founding partners of KMCL Law. He defends clients in federal and state administrative and appellate proceedings, appears in critical agency rulemakings, supports in-house compliance training and audits, and advises on environmental risk in M&A, lending and real estate transactions. As an affiliate member of the Georgia Industry Environmental Coalition, he was a leading drafter of the Georgia Voluntary Remediation Program Act, including the related statutory and rule amendments of 2014.
Local counsel and member of winning international arbitration team involving a complex cleanup site in Georgia. Arbitral award in favor of client on all substantive issues.
Environmental counsel in private equity mergers involving one of North America's largest integrated manufacturers and converters of recycled paperboard products.
Propelled redevelopment of numerous brownfields and voluntary cleanup program sites in the U.S. by negotiating agreements among private parties and government agencies, and securing restrictive covenants, liability protections, and environmental insurance coverage.
Resolved private party cross-boundary contamination disputes.
Defended alleged NPDES and erosion and sedimentation violations by a developer. Settled with no work stoppage.
Represented client in combined federal and state enforcement actions for alleged excess air emissions by a manufacturer. Settled for a fraction of the penalty assessment.
Environmental counsel in $2 billion mixed use project involving post-closing remediation to obtain final regulatory closure
Helped achieve regulatory delisting of former industrial site from the Georgia Hazardous Sites Inventory.
Provided strategic counseling for indoor air quality disputes involving alleged mold exposure claims for a nationwide asset manager.
Guidance for environmental due diligence in divestiture of millions of acres of timberlands, including oil and gas carve-outs, and structuring of complex remediation mechanisms for impacted locations and innovative carbon sequestration allocations.
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